Accession Number : ADA115165
Title : Non-Combat Fires in Army Ground Vehicles.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Campbell,Frederick M , Jr ; Cook,Paul M , Jr
PDF Url : ADA115165
Report Date : Mar 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 68
Abstract : The primary objective of this effort was to investigate the existing data relative to non-combat fires in Army ground vehicles. Data from various sources were examined for potential application for enhancing the survivability of ground vehicles involved in fires. Where potential payoffs in ground vehicle survivability were observed, a secondary objective was to make recommendations relative to enhancing that survivability. Damage repair costs, location, and causes of the fires were among the data examined. the largest contributing factor for the fires was human error; fuel leakage or spillage ranked second. Recommendations in the report emphasize the need for a review of fuel handling SOP's.
Descriptors : *Ground vehicles, *Combat vehicles, *Fire hazards, Fires, Survival(General), Peacetime, Fire protection, Cost estimates, Damage assessment
Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE